Sensory TheraPlay Box Review + Coupon – March 2020


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Sensory TheraPlay Box is a monthly subscription service for children on the autism spectrum, or with sensory processing issues.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About Sensory TheraPlay Box

The Subscription Box: Sensory TheraPlay Box

The Cost: $39.95 a month + shipping. Save with 3- and 6-month subscriptions. 

COUPON: Use code WELCOME to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: An assortment of toys and other items curated by a pediatric occupational therapist, which are focused on sensory and tactile experiences

Ships to: The U.S. for varying rates; Canada for $22

Good to Know: They have just launched a quarterly Sensory Box specifically for teens and adults! Check out my review here!

Sensory TheraPlay Box March 2020 Review

 

We received this one-page insert which includes photos of our items on the front with brief descriptions of them along with their retail values on the back. They have included their contact information as well as a disclaimer about how it is the responsibility of the adult to determine whether the items included are appropriate for the child. As someone with a Special Education background, I love that they include this since every child is unique and responds to various stimuli in different ways! There are some items that may not be appropriate for every child depending on those needs.

They always send a little motivational card each month and it’s always nice when it comes from someone like Mr. Rogers!

 

Usborne Magic Painting Book – Retail Value $9.99 (found here for $9.48)

Our first item was perfect for my 3-year-old son! He loves dinosaurs and he also loves those little paint with water books, so this was very exciting to him. This book has black and white images full of texture and lots of detailed dinosaur images. They included a paintbrush for us and all we needed was some water to get started. The book even included a thicker page to place behind the page you are painting to keep the other pages from getting saturated. Tearing them out afterward was easy as well thanks to perforated edges.

 

As you paint with water, the colors are revealed in the images. This was a great fine motor activity and they mentioned that it was also great for visual motor skills as well!

 

Ooze Dribbler – Retail Value $9.99, Listed Value $9.00

This ooze dribbler is very cool and just a bit different from your usual calming tools. The “ooze” drips so slowly because it is a thicker consistency and it is fun to watch. You can even control where the ooze goes slightly by wiggling it around since it does go so slowly. This is a great tool for helping kids calm down or take a break when they need it!

 

Handee Band with Exercise Ring – Retail Value $13.95

This latex-free Handee Band is a great item for kids! It is basically an exercise band that can help them develop upper body strength. According to our info sheet, it is great for motor planning skills and provides proprioceptive input so that kids can “gain a better understanding of where their bodies are in space and the amount of pressure required when pushing or pulling.” They mention that this can be calming for them and also help them with coordination in addition to functional tasks (like buttoning or opening jars). Who knew you could get so much out of a stretchy band like this!

 

What I thought was really cool was that they included this little booklet full of different exercises with fun names and themes that will appeal to kids. I’m excited to try some of these out with my kiddos – it will be a great way to get some exercise on a rainy day!

 

Yogibo Squeezibo Stress Ball Mates – Retail Value $8.00

We’ve actually received one of these cute stress animals in a previous box but this koala is even cuter than our other one! This is such a fun stress tool that almost doubles as a little stuffed animal but instead is filled with plastic rubber inside. You can squeeze it for stress relief, use it as a fidget toy, or even as a way to strengthen your hand muscles since it is quite firm, but soft to the touch thanks to the fabric outer layer.

 

Avocado Squeezy Keychain – Retail Value $3.99

This little rubber avocado is the cutest and I love that it comes on a little plastic ring so you can clip it and take it anywhere! When you squeeze him, his little avocado pit belly pops out which turns this into a fun fidget or even a low-key stress relief option. Plus, it’s just plain fun! It looks like this is a new toy that isn’t available just yet.

 

Hyper Flex Spiky Glove – Listed Value $9.99 (found here for $5.99)

Well, this glove is a new one! It looks so wild and my kids were intrigued by it as soon as they saw it. It is made from a super soft and stretchy (almost jiggly) silicone-type material The spikes make it a really fun tactile toy and it is pretty fun to wear on your hand, too.

 

This is a great silent fidget toy, although it might be a bit distracting to others since it is definitely attention-grabbing!

 

Smickers Scratch and Sniff Stickers – Retail Value $1.99

Our last item wasn’t listed on our info sheet, but it’s a set of two sheets of these delicious watermelon-scented scratch and sniff stickers. The design of these is so cute and they have a pretty strong smell which makes them another fun sensory item! These made for a nice bonus item.

Verdict: We really enjoyed this month’s Sensory TheraPlay Box toys! There were some great (and cute) fidget toys, a lot of tools for fine motor skill development and some fun and unique items like the hyper flex glove to entertain us all. Our favorite items were probably the magic painting book which we’ve already painted several pages of and the Handee Band, although we haven’t gotten a chance to try it out just yet. I just love the concept with the ring full of exercise cards and it sounds like it can help with so many different skills! The total value of our box with a mix of listed and retail values comes to $53.90 which is just over the $48.22 ($39.95 + $8.27 shipping) cost of the box. While that isn’t too much higher than the cost of the box, it is usually enough to satisfy me since we enjoy the surprise and are introduced to a lot of new and unique toys through this subscription!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the April box. To receive the “current” box, you must sign up on or before the last day of the previous month.

COUPON: Use code WELCOME to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $48.22 ($39.95 + $8.27 shipping) so here is what you are paying approximately for each item:

  • Painting Book: $8.94
  • Ooze Dribbler: $8.94
  • Handee Band: $12.48
  • Stress Mate Koala: $7.16
  • Avocado Squeezy: $3.57
  • Spiky Glove: $5.35
  • Stickers: $1.78

Alternatively, with 7 items in the box, that means each item has an average cost of $5.71.

Check out all of our Sensory TheraPlay Box reviews and the best kid subscription boxes for other activity and educational boxes to try!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Finding new products to test out and possibly fall in love with has always excited her. Now, as a mother of 3, she loves discovering new products that can help make parenting a little easier! Her favorites are FabFitFun and Target Baby boxes.

Posted in Sensory TheraPlay Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: sensory theraplay box | 3 comments

3 Comments

  1. I’d really like to see the teen/adult box. The webpage didn’t really show much.

  2. While I love this box and think it will be great for those with kids at home, I’ve had to put away all my sensory tools at work due to COVID19. Not that I can actually go to work anymore…

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